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Names Released in Pennington County Fatal Crash





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017

CONTACT: Tony Mangan, Public Information Officer, 605-773-6196

 

Names Released in Pennington County Fatal Crash

 

What:      Two-Vehicle Crash

Where:    U.S. Highway 16, mile marker 39

                Two miles south of Hill City, S.D.

When:     5:18 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017

 

Driver No. 1: Randall Lauen, 54, Rapid City, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2017 Jeep Cherokee

 

Driver No. 2: Lorna Shull, 56, Hot Springs, S.D., Serious Non-Life Threatening Injuries

Passengers: Kaysha Cameron, 22, Hot Springs, S.D., Minor Injuries

                           Joshua Juhnke, 23, Crystal Lake, IL, Minor Injuries

Vehicle: 2014 Kia Sportage

  

HILL CITY, S.D. – A Rapid City man has been identified as the person killed in a two-vehicle crash Saturday afternoon south of Hill City.

 

A 2017 Jeep Cherokee was southbound on U.S. Highway 16 attempting to negotiate a curve. The jeep crossed the center line and collided head-on with a northbound 2014 Kia Sportage.

 

Randall Lauen, 54, was the driver of the jeep. He died of injuries sustained in the crash.

 

Lorna Shull, 56, of Hot Springs, was the driver of the Kia. She suffered serious non-life threatening injuries.

 

Two passengers in the Kia received minor injuries. They were Kaysha Cameron, 22, Hot Springs, and Joshua Juhnke, 23, Crystal Lake, IL.

 

Seatbelt use by the two drivers is under investigation. Both passengers in the Kia were wearing seatbelts.

 

Both the northbound and southbound lanes of U.S. Highway 16 were closed for two hours due to the crash.

 

The South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. Other agencies on scene were the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office, Hill City Ambulance and Hill City Fire, Search and Rescue.

 

The Highway Patrol is part of the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.

 

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Note: Records of state-reportable crashes are now available at http://www.safesd.gov/. Records should be available about 10 days after the investigation is complete.